Full Article Attached Upcoming Mozilla Tree Plans

Friday June 1st, 2001

Chris Blizzard, a member of the Drivers, has posted an update on what will be happening for the next milestone (0.9.2). Basically, checkins will require Driver approval, along with the normal review and super-review. The milestone will only be two weeks long, and will give the tree a chance to breathe a bit, following a long string of large rewrites. To read the entire message, click the full article link.

Along these same lines, the current milestone, 0.9.1, was branched yesterday, and looks to be quite good. Expect nightly builds of the branch to start today or tomorrow, leading up to the final builds.

#105 Re: Re: Not that critical

by strauss

Monday June 4th, 2001 4:15 PM

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I did a Google search for "Mozilla Nokia." What I found is that Nokia is looking to use Mozilla on an Internet appliance called the Media Terminal. This project started in 1999 and was formally launched last Fall. The Media Terminal is slated for release in the second quarter of 2001, which, by the way, is just about over. They seem to have slipped by an undetermined amount since now they are only promising an August demo.

The Media Terminal is a Linux PC, not a cell phone. All attempts to date to commercialize Linux on the desktop have failed. So have all attempts to sell an Internet appliance, most of which were withdrawn from the market a few months after release. If they manage to release this product, I predict that like the other Internet appliances, it will have a sales life of less than six months.

AOL does not seem to make any money from the product. They're trying to avoid paying for any of the software. So I don't understand your claim that AOL stands to gain a lot from its Nokia alliance.